Texas Instruments introduced the MSP430 microcontroller (MCU) Value Line that offers 16-bit MCU performance and ultra-low power consumption at ultra-low 8-bit MCU prices. The new MSP430G2xx MCUs are code compatible across the MSP430 MCU platform, enabling easy code migration and upgrades to higher-end devices as application requirements evolve. The MSP430G2xx microcontrollers are priced from $0.25 for 100K units. Samples can be ordered now. The roadmap includes over 100 devices to be released during the next 15 months.